Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows hackers to steal data

Internet Explorer has long had a bad reputation due to its low level of security. Now users can

hack even if they don't use that browser.

What is known

Security researcher John Page discoveredvulnerability in the web browser's handling of MHT files. Thanks to this problem, hackers will be able to spy on the user or steal his data. Attackers simply need to send a malicious file by mail or any messenger. When the victim clicks on it, the system opens the file in a standard browser.

The vulnerability affects Windows 7, Windows 10 andWindows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft says it will fix the flaw in the next update. For those who still have Internet Explorer installed, you should select a different browser that will open MHT files.